...but they are not popular with the nannying fussbuckets:
Dr Vivienne Nathanson, head of science and ethics at the British Medical Association, says employers are right to be cautious given the lack of data on the long-term effects of e-cigarettes and thinks it could give employees the wrong message.
Dr Nathanson said: "They are designed to look like smoking so what they do is they renormalise the concept of smoking, just at a time when we've all got used to the fact that smoking in the workplace is not normal nor allowed."
As ever, read that carefully - e-cigs "give the wrong message". And that message is that smokers must be shunned, stigmatised, denormalised. A product that does little or no harm - even the woman from ASH Scotland on Five Live this morning admitted they were much safer than smoking - must be stopped because it looks like smoking.
Presumably we'll be banning sucking pencils now? After all that's like smoking isn't it?
And fire risk? NHS Fife must be joking - you'd have to work hard at setting fire to something with an e-cigarette. This is just scrabbling around for excuses to ban something. Pathetic.
It really is time we started to behave like grown ups on this subject. E-cigarettes are safe and really can help people quit smoking. Why on earth are the anti-smokers so opposed?